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Sunshine Leisure Centre advances swimming pool water quality

Sunshine Leisure Centre advances swimming pool water quality
October 15, 2018

Brimbank Council has installed an innovative new water filtration system for Sunshine Leisure Centre, which has the potential to save energy and water and enable an estimated $20,000 cost saving per year.

The new plastic water filtration system (OC-1 Media) is the first of its kind in Victoria, and only the second installed in Australia. The fully recyclable material will replace a traditional sand filtration system, over which it has many benefits.

The new system cleans pool water using a more efficient and cost effective method to remove micro particles from water. The filter system, unlike sand, never needs to be completely replaced, offering a significant long-term saving.

Explaining that the new filtration system had been introduced to reduce energy operating costs and water consumption, and will help provide a better aquatic experience for the community, Brimbank Mayor Margaret Giudice advised “in addition to keeping the pool water clean and fresh for users, the new filtration system reduces water consumption, chemical usage and heating, resulting in overall improved water quality and significant energy savings. It’s a good way to limit our carbon footprint as well.

“The new pool filtration system will help us to improve water quality and in doing so, provide a better swimming environment to be enjoyed by all.

“With almost 580,000 visitors a year to our leisure centres, it’s not hard to see that leisure facilities are important in our community.

“As the warmer weather approaches, we want to encourage the community to get active and visit our leisure centres - it’s a great way to cool off in the heat and improve overall health and fitness.”

The outdoor swimming pools at Sunshine Leisure Centre are scheduled to open to the public on Thursday 1st November 2018.

The OC-1 filtration system is supplied by AstralPool Australia

Click here to contact AstralPool Australia via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Image of Sunshine Leisure Centre courtesy of Kane Constructions.

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